News New OSNN theme / site launched

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  1. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    For the last few days and at various times during the last few weeks, months and years I have been working on a new version of OSNN and today I think it has reached the stage where it is ready to replace the old system.

    We have been using Virtuanews since around 2002, but the project is pretty much dead which could well have opened it up to security issues and such, but in a shallower and yet more important sense was leaving it behind in the direction the web is moving.

    Today we switch to vBadvanced, a system that is more tightly integrated with vBulletin which we have been using on the forums for nearly 8 years, this allows us to more easily keep the style up to date, moderate new posts in a single area. There is so much more as well, but I am pretty hyped up at the moment as I was really looking forward to getting this online.

    There is of course, still work to be done and I have a todo list that just seems to keep getting longer as I spot things that need work! The most obvious is the lack of logo! But yes, its coming!

    Thanks to the team and the elite members for helping me test the site out and please enjoy the new OSNN as it continues to evolve, let me know what bugs you find and what you think of it!
     
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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I had the old site still open in my browser, so here it is for historical purpose!
     

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  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    Well, I was not expecting this today. It's quite the change, I feel like I am on a new site and confused lol Well done!
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Certainly takes a bit of getting used to but I have used it exclusively this week and its starting to feel like home.
     
  5. zeke_mo

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    My eyes!!!!!
     
  6. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    For sure needs a nice banner with the logo on top.
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yup, still lots to do.
     
  8. tdinc

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    Looks great :) EP

    glad the mustard yellow wasent the default :eek:
     
  9. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Purdy.
     
  10. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    I really love the new look. :) Site needed an update ...
     
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  11. SysProg

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    EP,

    I was a little taken aback by the new format of OSNN. But after looking around a few minutes I find that I like the new look, a lot. I'm not a web designer (I work in IT) but I have an idea of how much effort that you've put into the new site.

    I think that you've done a superb job. Keep up the great work.


    SysProg
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Thanks, means alot :)
     
  13. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    nicee! i love it :]
    and not just the theme.. its cool to have the news linked to the forums.

    good job, patrick!
     
  14. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    I like the colors, the red looks nice. Altho, an inverted color look would look cool and not so bright for those late night visits.
     
  15. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well we can see once I have stopped making so many changes to this theme.
     
  16. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Red?

    Looks awesome EP
     
  17. EuroTrash

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    Its different, much brighter that's for sure. Think i like it.
     
  18. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    Great new look.
     
  19. binoyxj

    binoyxj PrOuD InDiAn

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    Great look EP!!! em loving this make over... Can we have animated smiley's ? :)
     
  20. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    it really isnt much brighter.. just has more contrast with the black bars
     
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